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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    New Skin CD in a digipack with lyrics booklet.
    Artwork by Iris Priest

    Includes unlimited streaming of New Skin via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • T-Shirt/Apparel

    Quality screen printed t shirt. 'New Skin' stag design outline on the front and Bridie Jackson and The Arbour logo on the back.

    Available in Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large.

    Colour: Charcoal
    100% pre-shrunk cotton
    Gildan soft style fabric

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  • T-Shirt/Apparel

    Quality screen printed t shirt. 'New Skin' stag design outline on the front and Bridie Jackson and The Arbour logo on the back.

    Available in Small, Medium and Large.

    Colour: Charcoal
    100% pre-shrunk cotton
    Gildan soft style fabric

    Please check if you have concerns about sizing before ordering.
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  • Tote Bag

    100% cotton
    Charcoal colour
    Bridie Jackson and The Arbour logo on one side
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lyrics

On my wedding day, they only rang a single bell
No witness came: You had me all to yourself
A willow veil and gown of long leaf pine instead of lace
An embroidered train endowed with twines of every muted shade

On my wedding day, fronds of fern were flower girls
Their dresses frayed, and the rice replaced with earth
Love was my only journey until the dark swallowed me whole
Now no one will return me to your door

On my wedding day, limbs of trees strained to receive
Forget-me-not bouquets, though many called them wreaths
Of all the seasons Winter always tells the fewest lies
And on snowy days I’d slowly fade in folds of bridal white

Can a love start in a bloodless heart
Can it shelter my life in its shade
Will no one tell me why I was fated to die
The night before my wedding day?

On my wedding night, I lingered long but lay alone
No hint of morning light, no dew upon the lawn
There’s a wilderness within these walls
This box of cold unanswered calls
Desire lives on, survives the form,
It will never feel the dawn

Now my wedding gown is on a scarecrow in a field
won’t you take it down and lay it by my grave concealed
of all the seasons winter always tells the fewest lies
and on snowy days I slowly fade beneath folds of bridal white

Can a love start in a bloodless heart
Can it shelter my life in its shade
Will no one tell me why I was fated to die
The night before my wedding day?

credits

from New Skin, released May 5, 2014

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Bridie Jackson and The Arbour Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Newcastle based trio Bridie Jackson and The Arbour are an eclectic group of folk-influenced musicians. Hauntingly ethereal, yet fused with dark and powerful undertones; this eccentric ensemble inject contradictions galore, with their union of bright melody and sombre lyricism.
'Original and magical' (Consequence of Sound)
'Movingly soulful' (Telegraph)
'Seriously awesome' (For Folk's Sake)
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